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The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) measures how well care and support services achieve the outcomes that matter most to people.
supports councils to improve the quality of care and support services they provide
gives a national overview of adult social care outcomes in 2012 to 2013
looks at how the framework will be developed in future
The ASCOF Handbook of Definitions sets out the technical detail of each measure, with examples to minimise confusion and inconsistency in reporting and interpretation. The Handbook for the 2014 to 2015 ASCOF will be released in the spring.